Mudlark No. 39 (2010)

12 Apparently, fathers are programmed to fall in love with their children’s faces the moment they see them. Everyone we meet claims that babies begin life looking like their fathers because it makes good evolutionary sense. A more likely explanation is that newborns, as a rule, are short, bald, and fat.

13 Dr. Daniel puts us on 600 mg of ibuprofen every quarter of a day. I find it infuriating when men refer to a pregnancy using first person plural. A shortening cervix is sometimes an indication of pre-term labor. We’ll need additional ultrasounds to monitor the amount of amniotic fluid and to check on the functioning of the kidneys.

14 While we’re waiting for said second position to occur, we’ve decided to forgo the ibuprofen in favor of bed rest. Now, we’re struggling with the inanities of the health insurance industry, trying to find a way to make up for lost sick-leave. Applying for long-term disability. Is pregnancy a disability? Kelley promises to go back to school to get her PhD in public health to remedy the situation.

Drew Dillhunt | Mudlark No. 39 (2010)
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